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Physicist Jay LaVerne named AAAS fellow

November 24, 2015 • Categories: News



Jay LaVerne, professional specialist in the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory and a concurrent research professor of physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

LaVerne’s research concerns the examination of the energy loss, charge and other properties of ionizing radiation and to elucidate the fundamental radiolytic decomposition of molecules and the subsequent kinetics of the reactive transients.

Fermi Director Dr. Lockyer to give public lecture November 19

November 17, 2015 • Categories: News

Nigel Lockyer, the director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will give a public lecture on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m . His talk is entitled "Neutrinos are Everywhere: Towards a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe”. The talk will be held in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library, with a reception following the talk in the Jordan Hall Galleria.…

Beers research featured in December's Discover magazine

November 16, 2015 • Categories: News


Professor Timothy Beers, the Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics, along with several colleagues, is interviewed about his research on the discovery of the First Stars to be born in the Universe in the cover article "Hunt for the First Stars: What the earliest suns reveal about the universe's origins," by Michael Lemonick, in this month's (December 2015) Discover